University Enjoys Great Relationship With Wildlife Refuge.
As every Biology 101 student knows, symbiosis is a mutually beneficial relationship between two different entities. That’s a good definition of the ties between the Quogue Wildlife Refuge and Stony Brook University.
Two of the refuge’s seven staff members are former Stony Brook students and the Refuge’s employees have participated in the University’s annual Earthstock celebration since 2012, educating Stony Brook students about Long Island’s natural world and its inhabitants.
The refuge actively recruits its interns at Earthstock because of Stony Brook’s focus on sustainability. The unpaid intern position is for 10 to 20 hours per week for a college student studying environmental, educational or animal-related sciences.
“Our experience with Stony Brook students has been great — they’ve always been excellent interns,” says Assistant Director Marisa Nelson. “They are dedicated to their field of study, and luckily for us have knowledge about relevant environmental issues.”
Some of Stony Brook’s students have also found employment with the 305-acre non-profit nature preserve to be a perfect fit.
Thanks to Glenn Jochum for writing this great article!